This was a sad project but I'm glad I did it.

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Project by dansnow posted 08-27-2014 11:28 PM 1283 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

About 2 months ago we had to have our 13 yr old greyhound Zeller put to sleep. He was my wife Lins’ dog and she took it hard. Thanks to a fellow scroller I was able to get a pattern and cut a portrait for her.

Over the next few weeks we were a little concerned because my 10yr old Llewellyn setter wasn’t eating well. For a couple weeks we figured it was because he’d grown up with the greyhound and they were good buddies. But as time passed and his appetite disappeared, we took him to the vet. After two visits and what tests we could afford the prognosis isn’t good. It’s likely cancer. Since then he’s gone from about 55 pounds down to somewhere in the low 40’s. He’s eating maybe 300 calories a day, slowly getting weaker.

This was really hard because, of the many dogs we’ve had, Arlo is a special one. As the greyhound, Zeller, was special to Lin, so Arlo is special to me.

Thankfully I had a photo of Arlo I liked, and the same gentleman was gracious enough to create a pattern for me. I had mentioned that I was having a hard time trying to decide when to cut it, and he suggested that before might be easier. He was right. This is the result.

The frame is temporary until we can get a more appropriate one, then it will be displayed next to his pal Zeller.

Arlo is still with us, and we are making him as comfortable as possible.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#1 posted 08-27-2014 11:39 PM

Sorry about your loss.

Nice work!

The dog I grew up with lived to be not quite 19 years old. I do not know of anyone ever taking a direct picture of him. Sad now, not to have! At least you will have the image.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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